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Jack Johnson becomes the first African-American heavyweight champ...



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December 26, 1908

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 26, 1908

* Jack Johnson - 1st Black to win the World Boxing Title

The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "BURNS OUTCLASSED AND JOHNSON IS NOW CHAMPION PUGILIST" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 8 pages, two small library stamps within the masthead, some small binding holes long the spine, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century